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glossary:blood_pressure [2007/08/28 10:59]
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glossary:blood_pressure [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +(1) The blood pressure is the pressure of the [[blood]] within the arteries. It is produced primarily by the contraction of the [[heart]] muscle. It's measurement is recorded by two numbers. The first ([[systolic pressure]]) is measured after the heart contracts and is highest. The second ([[diastolic pressure]]) is measured before the heart contracts and lowest. A blood pressure cuff is used to measure the pressure. Elevation of blood pressure is called "​[[hypertension]]"​.
 +Common Misspellings:​ blood presure, blod pressure, blod presure ​
 +(2) . the pressure of blood against the walls of any [[blood vessel]].
 +2. the pressure of blood on the walls of the arteries, dependent on the energy of the heart action, elasticity of the arterial walls, and volume and viscosity of the blood; the maximum or systolic pressure occurs near the end of the stroke output of the left ventricle, and the minimum or diastolic late in ventricular diastole.
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